Benefits & Services

WHY JOIN?

“One of the best benefits that we have received from membership in OCHCH is the help desk. They have provided assistance with many issues. Several recent ones that come to mind are MITS, contacting representatives, and dealing with the lack of response from insurance companies. We also receive a lot of help from the LISTSERV®, in which participants ask questions and receive answers from their peers. An additional powerful incentive for us to remain a member is the education offered by OCHCH via workshops, webinars, and conferences. The membership dues have more than paid for themselves each year.”
Ronn D. Koester - CEO, Loving Family Home Care, Inc.
www.lovingfamilyhomecare.com

“The membership benefits for OCHCH are unlimited! The extremely resourceful website with access to all Medicaid Laws and Medicare Laws, all of the Educational Programs available at the member discount rate and the Advocacy opportunities to contact legislators, take them on a visit and supporting the industry as a whole are just a few of the important benefits! Most important is an Association that fights on behalf of Home Care and Hospice and remains on the cutting edge of information as it occurs! OCHCH Bulletins and Advocate keep us informed at all levels. I have also had the unique opportunity to participate with OCHCH in the regulatory and policy component of State rules and have seen first- hand the level of respect the State of Ohio has for OCHCH, as well as at the NAHC level.”
Deb Studer - Regulatory Affairs & Onboarding Support Manager, Salo, Inc. d/b/a TSO Corporation
www.interimhealthcare.com


OCHCH is proud to offer membership to both providers of home care, hospice, and palliative care and to companies that support the industry. Provider membership categories include Provider, Startup Conditional Provider, Education and Retired. Membership categories that support the industry include Affiliate and Affiliate-Individual.


Provider Membership

View the Membership Benefits and Resources flyer (pdf).

Stay One Step Ahead with Frequent Updates on Industry Changes

Bulletin   May 2016OCHCH provides the tools to keep track of the latest home care and hospice trends and techniques. Our electronic publications provide up-to-the minute information so that you and your staff can do your job in a more timely and economical manner.

  • Essential regulatory information your agency needs today.
  • Legislative news and updates for home care and hospice.
  • Important news and information affecting your agency as it is first available.
  • Information on legislative matters that need your immediate action.
  • Report on association news, information, products and services for your agency.
  • Education opportunities available. 

Education PhotoSharpen Your Skills and Knowledge While Receiving Contact Hours

Receive discounts on educational sessions, seminars, conferences, and webinars. OCHCH educational programs focus on the pressing issues facing your agency. Education programs also provide ample opportunity to network and troubleshoot with your peers.

  • Full day in-depth workshops.
  • Industry leading annual conference and trade show.
  • 90-minute webinars.
  • Policy conference every other year at the Ohio Statehouse.
  • OCHCH is an approved provider of ONA contact hours. 

Answers to Home Care, Hospice, and Private Duty QuestionsOCHCH Help Desk

Get answers to complex compliance, reimbursement, and regulatory issues. Members receive expert advice on questions dealing with PPS, OASIS, PASSPORT, Ohio Home Care Program, survey issues, and more.

  • Compliance and reimbursement answers from helpful staff.
  • Q&A from PGBA meetings provided.
  • Participation in the OCHCH LISTSERV, where members network to solve and share issues impacting business.

Ohio StatehouseActively Advocate for Home Care and Hospice

OCHCH actively advocates on behalf of its members and informs members when they need to take action. OCHCH provides representation at meetings with the Dept. of Medicaid, Ohio Dept. of Aging, Ohio Dept. of Health, Bureau of Workers Compensation, PGBA, and CMS Region V. OCHCH also serves as an advocate for agencies and patients before the Ohio General Assembly and Congress.

  • Works to increase reimbursement rates.
  • Public awareness and legislative advocacy.
  • Regulatory representation and advocacy.
  • Legislative and regulatory updates. 

Exposure & Marketing

  • Member listing in OCHCH Home Care and Hospice Resource Guide that is sent to discharge planners in Ohio and surrounding states, skilled nursing facilities, and legislators.
  • Listing in the premier Provider Search on our website. The search lists payer sources and services to help consumers and discharge planners find your agency.

Resources

  • Access to valuable information and toolkits at the Member Only section.
  • One complimentary job posting (and then ongoing discounts) in the OCHCH Career Center.
  • Access to exclusive member discounts or significant savings on essential business products and services as part of the program, including:

 

OCHCH MEMBER DISCOUNT PROGRAMS 

New! Provista Provista Logo

Provista is a national supply chain improvement company providing solutions through their GPO services, to help lower operational costs.

Novation, Provista's contracting services company, is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the country. Through Novation, Provista represents over $35 billion in annual purchasing power and serves over 1,000 home care and hospice agencies. Provista offers 1400+ agreements from nearly 700 suppliers and distributors; these agreements represent over 85% of home care purchasing needs, including offerings in the following areas:

Communication Products and Services - Business Products - Capital Equipment - Food and Nutrition - Medical/Surgical Products - Pharmacy Program - Plasma Program - Services

For more detailed information about this group purchasing program, please view the following flyers:


Discount from Corridor

The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice is pleased to announce a partnership with OCHCH Affiliate Member Corridor to offer discounts off products and services.

Corridor delivers practical solutions to assist non-acute providers in achieving their goals, offering a unique combination of revenue cycle, coding, regulatory compliance, and operations excellence. Corridor is the go-to resource for manuals, webinars, tools and training.

OCHCH Members will receive:

  1. A 10% discount (off list price) per user/year on the Campus Connect eLearning Professional Course Library.
  2. Media Products at a 15% discount off list price. Examples include Policy & Procedure Manuals (JC, ACHCH and CHAP), Survey Toolkits, Quickflips©, Webinars (live and CD) and additional products available at the Corridor web store. 

Travel Discounts: Hyatt Company Travel Program

OCHCH is now participating in the Hyatt Company Travel Program. This program provides you access to 10% off the Hyatt Daily Rate* at Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield Suites properties worldwide. You will also enjoy a special opportunity to receive a free night at Hyatt and added guest benefits when you enroll in the program through Hyatt Gold Passport, Hyatt's global frequent guest program. Additionally, to save you time in booking travel, the Hyatt Company Travel Program website features a one-click booking option to make fast and easy travel arrangements where you travel most.


Rental Car Discounts: Enterprise Holdings

Receive up to 25% discount each time you rent with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent a Car. These codes reflect discounted rates for both business and personal use.  The program includes free membership into the Emerald Club (EC). With EC, renters can earn free days when renting with either brand.


Enterprise Fleet Management

OCHCH is pleased to offer a partnership with Enterprise Fleet Management. We encourage your agency to explore this OCHCH member benefit that aims to help your agency save money and retain your most valuable assets, your employees.

Reimbursement for mileage and vehicle costs is commonly a large operational expense for OCHCH members. Additionally you are constantly faced with the need to recruit and retain good talent. To solve these two issues OCHCH and Enterprise Fleet Management have been able to develop a member benefit program that can help your organization offer a company car program that could be less expensive than your current reimbursement program and is seen as the #2 benefit after medical insurance. This program will also benefit anyone already managing a fleet of vehicles by having a fleet partner that will eliminate unnecessary administrative expenses and reduce fleet costs.

Enterprise’s all-inclusive program will help in the following areas:

      • Acquisition – Buying vehicles the least expensive way possible.
      • Incentives – Combining the OCHCH purchasing power for rebates that are better than commercial incentives.
      • Funding – Helping with budgeting and reducing costs.
      • Maintenance programs – Fixed monthly cost for all maintenance costs.
      • Fuel management – Monitor all costs, ensure correct parameters are put in place to minimize fuel spending, reporting tools to quickly view the amount spent on fuel.
      • Administration – Enterprise will handle everything from vehicle registrations to rolling the program out to your employees.
      • Corporate Rental – Employee and business rental discounts.

Exam Discounts: Decision Health - Certification Exams for HCS-D and HCS-O

Home Care Coding Specialist-Diagnosis (HCS-D) Certification Exam candidates may take this certification exam at a testing center or in-person in conjunction with the annual OCHCH Intermediate/Advanced Coding Workshop. Call the Board of Medical Specialty Coding at (800)-897-4509 or visit www.medicalspecialtycoding.com for more information. OCHCH Members receive a 10% discount on the initial exam fee.


Home Care & Hospice Online Training: Home Care Institute

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS: HOME CARE INSTITUTE

Over 300 interactive and engaging online courses and hundreds of resources specific to home care and hospice.  Members receive a discounted rate. For more information and to view the full content library please visit the Home Care Institute website. 


New Discounts! ACHC Accreditation 

OCHCH members that are interested in earning accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Health Care qualify for a $250 discount off of the standard fees in place when the agency executes an Agreement for Accreditation Services, and a $50 discount off a workshop or workbook.


Analyze Your Agency’s Performance Against Current Markets and All Provider Types: Simione Financial Monitor

The Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice and the Simione Financial Monitor are working together to provide member agencies with a revolutionary benchmarking solution. The Simione Financial Monitor provides participants detailed quarterly financial dashboards with state and national comparisons in areas such as gross and net margin by payor, days sales outstanding by payor (DSO) detailed expense analysis, Medicare statistical analysis and much more.

When the Simione Financial Monitor was presented to the OCHCH Financial Issues Committee, members agreed that the data and information would be extremely valuable to agencies. One committee member said they were phenomenal reports!


Workers' Compensation Discount: Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio

OCHCH has partnered with the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio (Ohio PIA) to offer you potential savings on your workers' compensation premium.

Ohio Council of Home Care and Hospice can offer you a real opportunity to save money on your workers’ compensation premium by participating in one of Ohio’s largest and most successful group rating programs. Our program, sponsored through Professional Insurance Agents Association of Ohio, Inc. (PIA) and administered by CompManagement, Inc., offers you quality service and stability during this ever-changing workers’ compensation environment.

CompManagement is the leading provider of claims administration services for workers’ compensation as well as unemployment compensation and a provider of group administration, data management, and safety and loss prevention. They have been serving Ohio employers for more than 25 years and since 1991 they have saved employers over 1.8 billion in premiums.


Office Supplies Discount: AMO

A terrific cost-saving program for your agency! Association Members Only (AMO) is an OCHCH preferred supplier for office supplies, computer, and restroom/coffee room supplies. AMO offers guaranteed low prices on office supplies; discounts of up to 82% (average discount is 49%); free next day delivery; and no minimum order. This is a great way to fill your office supply order as well as save money.


VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual Discount

OCHCH members save 15% on the VNAA Clinical Procedure Manual, 19th edition. The Visiting Nurse Associations of America's Clinical Procedure Manual (CPM) features more than 300 procedures performed by home health, hospice and palliative care providers, and draws on the expertise on more than 50 authors. The manual provides practical, step-by-step guidance on day-to-day practices across a wide variety of topics, systems, and issues. The CPM is available in a print and digital version which once downloaded is searchable. Learn more about the manual. 


OCHCH and Fazzi Online Training Store Discount

As a member of the Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice, you can receive 20% off your training purchases from the combined OCHCH and Fazzi online training store*.  This includes 20% off trainings of OCHCH recorded webinars, ICD-10, OASIS, Supervision, Marketing, F2F, and much more.


Wound Care Education Institute

As a member of the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice you can receive a $300 member discount on the Wound Care Education Institute's 5-day onsite Skin & Wound Management Course and NAWCO certification exam, along with access to FREE on-demand webinar programming!

Wound Care Education Institute is an education center of excellence supporting 30k clinical professionals in all care settings. National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy is the national accrediting board for the prestigious Wound Care Certification (WWC®) board certification.

Provider Membership


Affiliate Membership

Stay One Step Ahead with OCHCH’s Frequent Updates on Industry Changes

OCHCH provides the tools to keep track of the latest industry trends and techniques. Our publications provide up-to-the minute information so that you and your staff can do your job in a more timely and economical manner.

Our publications include:

  • Essential regulatory information your company needs today.
  • Legislative news and updates for home care and hospice.
  • Important news and information affecting your company as it is first available.
  • Information on legislative matters that need your immediate action.
  • Report on association news, information, products, and services for your organization.
  • Education opportunities available.

 Position Your Company at the OCHCH Annual Tradeshow

The tradeshow is held in September in conjunction with our Annual Conference and PAC auction.

Affiliate members receive:


Listing in the OCHCH Home Care & Hospice Resource Guide

Affiliate members are listed free of charge in the OCHCH Home Care and Hospice Resource Guide which is sent to all OCHCH members and hospital discharge planners in Ohio and surrounding states.


OCHCH Website

  • Access to the Members Only section with member directory.
  • Listing in the Affiliate Directory with company logo and contact information.

Additional Benefits

Affiliate Membership